9 women die of cervical cancer in Kenya every day.
          We need to change that!

Together Women Can builds strong partnerships to provide women access to health tools, sexual health education and treatments to help eradicate cervical cancer while promoting women´s empowerment.

9 women die of cervical cancer in Kenya every day. We need to change that

Together Women Can builds strong partnerships to provide women access to health tools, sexual health education and treatments to help eradicate cervical cancer while promoting women´s empowerment.

Our Focus

We want to equip women in western Kenya with the health tools needed to fight cervical cancer.

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Education

Providing sexual health and cervical cancer education and awareness

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Prevention

Raising awareness on HPV vaccination in young girls and boys is crucial

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Diagnosis

Screening is able to detect early lesions that are easily treatable

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Treatment

Late stage cancer requires treatment, palliative care and mental support

Challenge

In Kenya the lives of more than 3000 wives, daughters, mothers and grandmothers are cut short every year by cervical cancer and this number is foreseen to grow by 2025. 
Lack of awareness and poor access to cervical cancer screening in rural areas are the biggest challenges to date. Only 3% of women in Kenya take part in cervical cancer screening. For their sisters in wealthier countries this number is 70%. Why this huge inequality? Fear, economic uncertainty, stigma and misinformation in the society may hinder access to services and treatments, even when they are available.
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But we also have good news! Eradicating this disease within our lifetime is possible. Lets work together now to save the lives of thousands of women tomorrow.

Solution

We ensure women have the support they need through the cervical cancer prevention journey. 
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The journey starts by educating Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) on sexual health and cervical cancer. With our work we enable CHVs to raise awareness about cervical cancer prevention and treatment among families in the rural communities in western Kenya.

Our theory of change

An informed mindset shift

Thousands of lives will be saved when women and their families understand the importance of disease prevention within the social and economic context they live in. With sexual health education, cervical cancer awareness and access to healthcare, we empower women to take their health in their own hands and to take informed decisions about their wellbeing in the future.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission

We listen to the needs of local women and their families. We work with them to bring solutions that they can identify with. We trigger a health-seeking behaviour and economic empowerment in rural communities that will allow for sustainable solutions while contributing to an ecosystem of change.

Vision

We envisage a world with equal access to quality health education and to affordable and sustainable healthcare. This will eradicate curable and manageable diseases and create a positive impact on the lives of many families in the rural communities of western Kenya.

Our Impact

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Our work supports Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 4, 5 and 17. With our holistic approach we build an ecosystem of change by working closely with our partners and improving women's health. In turn this creates a positive impact on the social and economic status of women in Kenya.

We are proud of supporting and contributing to the global call for action by WHO to meet the proposed cervical cancer prevention goals by 2030.
Now is the time to act in unison around the world!

Our Partners

Our strength lies in the strong partnerships which we have already created and which we will create.
We bridge the gap between business and social sector by engaging with NGOs, social entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical industries, universities, health organizations and governments. 
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About Us

We are an energetic team with different professional backgrounds but united by passion and determination to make healthcare accessible to the most vulnerable communities.
Note from the co-founder
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Valeria Santoro

Co-founder and Executive Director
Cancer Research Scientist

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Hrvoje Cvija

Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Director-Business Development

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Cleophas Wanyonyi Chesoli

Senior Program Manager (AMPATH)
Coordinator, Making More Health (MMH)

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Lydia Mwanzia

Lecturer in Midwifery Maternal
and Neonatal health

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Dr. Orang’o Elkanah Omenge

Gynecologic Oncologist at Moi Teaching
and Referral Hospital Kenya

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Thorsten Laux

Social Intrapreneur
International Project Manager Oncology

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Irene Waizzeneger

Senior Principal Scientist
Oncology

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Bianca De Leo

Women’s Health Expert
Pharmacist

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Bernice Yalley

International Development
Expert

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Larisa Semernya

Partnership Specialist

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Natan Char

Creative Designer

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Anna Bachmayr-Heyda

Scientist Immuno-oncology

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Chris-Irina Sela Tassel

Social Media Manager